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after weeks of legal back and forth, the state's allowed to use a federal database to remove noncitizens from the voter rolls. critics say this process targets poor and minority voters. but florida's governor says it's going to help improve the election process. john zarrella reporting from miami. >> reporter: for months state of florida wrangling with the federal government over access to a federal database. now this federal database has lists of people who are in the country legally but not eligible to vote. well, over the weekend, florida and the department of homeland security finally arrived at an agreement which will allow florida access to that database so that it can go through and look for people in the state who probably shouldn't be on the voter rolls. now, governor rick scott said this morning on cnn that this was, in fact, an important step. >> i don't know anybody, any supervisor of election or anybody in the state thinks nonu.s. citizens ought to be voting our races. it's good for all of the citizens. >> reporter: officials will have to be trained on exactly how to use tha
, must be because i was just so smart. there are a lot of smart people out there. bill: take us into the mind frame for a comment like that. white house would come out and argue and i imagine they will government has a purpose and that was the point the president was trying to make. the point you're making this goes back to his days a as community organizer. explain that. >> well, i think in essence when you're a community organizer you're basically dealing with a lot of people disadvantaged you're trying to get them government assistance or welfare checks or whatever and the other part of the story though is that people who are creating jobs are getting up every day and going to work and working very, very hard. this should be a campaign celebrating the american worker. his story in itself is successful story. bill: president obama. >> president obama. i think to certain extent but reflect as mindset. it is the mindset the contrast between what romney and his campaign will be about. we can again become a great leader of the world as we always have been. we can get americans bac
and refrigerators and other items and they see it as, well, this president is actually doing something for us, and he is getting the votes. >> a trade off, too, because the people who are given the homes, they criticize the government, they take them away. >> well, the writing is on the wall, and every time we see one of the live shows in which the president gives away the houses, you see the people saying all of the most beautiful things that you can think of, and chavez is my commander, and he's my benefactor and so good for the people and so good, but not once have i seen anybody say anything wrong about chavez, and that tells you a lot. >> and he also recently awarded an apartment to a woman who became his 3 millionth twitter follower, and he is a big twitter follower. >> yes, he is wildly popular and the message is getting through to twitter again, and he did this, and he is rewarding somebody for being the 3 millionth follower. >> can you imagine if president obama or mitt romney were giving away homes on live television? >> no. >> thank you, miguel. -- captions by vitac -- www.vitac.co
with rob marciano there in burnettsville, indiana. and tell us what you have been seeing there in the fields. how bad is it? >> well, suzanne, it is sparse. of all of the states that are in the cornbelt, indiana, has been hit the hardest with the heat, and with the drought. i mean, yesterday, indianapolis hit another record high of 101 degrees and the last 46 days, they have had less than 0.01 of rain. and that breaks a record. we are 2 1/2 hours north of indianapolis, but that is not going to help. you need feet of rain, but it may be too little too late. we have been talking to the farmers all morning, and they are struggling with this, because there has not been a drought like this since 1988. here is what the folks who own this land had to say earlier today. >> the news keeps referring to the drought of '88, and i guess at this point that we are probably better at this date, but we have potential to be much worse until we get major rainstorms coming through. >> so, then they need major rain and i happening today where we will be close to 100 degrees again. this is wha
with sheila simon, she'll join us live. we'll get you the rest of the morning's top stories, christine romans has that for us. >>> authorities in iowa draining a lake this morning in the search for two missing girls, 8-year-old elizabeth collins and her 10-year-old cousin lyric cook disappeared last friday. their bikes found at the edge of meyers lake in the town of evansdale, it could take three days to drain the lake sufficiently. >>> police trying to track down who shot this video of a smash mob of teenagers hurling merchandise through the aisles of walmart in florida. wjxt visited the home of the 17-year-old student who posted this video. then removed it from his page. there was no response at the door. police citing a possible link to a nearby house party where gunshots were heard that night. >>> we're hearing from the president of penn state, the new president of penn state for first time since the release of the damning freeh report, rodney jackson says the university must take responsibility at all levels for concealing information about jerry sandusky's sexual abuse of children. >> i
case scenario for all of us in the region is when you get full-out civil war, there is no coming back. if it breaks down, if civil order breaks down to the point of no return, then it will take years to fix syria. and i have a feeling that we're seeing the signs of that over the past three weeks. the only people that can bring us back from that brink is obviously the president and the regime. and i believe this is the last chance that they have. >> my exclusive interview with king abdullah will air during our next hour during our 5:00 p.m. eastern hour here in "the situation room." you're going to want to hear what he has to say about syria a lot more detail. also, we spoke about mitt romney and barack obama in the interview. he's got some serious thoughts about these two individuals. >>> let's get to the presidential race right now. in today's republican triple play in ohio, not only is mitt romney campaigning there, so are two men getting mentioned, lots of mentions in fact, as possible running mates. the louisiana governor, bobby jindal, and the former florida governor, jeb bush. c
labott is joining us live with the very latest. bulgarians are of course investigating. i'm sure the israelis are as well. first of all, what are the bulgarians saying? >> reporter: well, wolf, forensic investigators on the scene. it's all very preliminary at this point, but they're saying that this was caused by a bus bomb already placed inside the bus. that's really all they know, but they're not ruling anything out. they say it's possibly a terrorist attack. obviously the israelis saying they're sure of it. but bulgarians not ruling anything in, not ruling anything out at this point, wolf. >> didn't take very long for the prime minister of israel, benjamin netanyahu to directly blame iran for this attack. >> reporter: that's right. a short time ago prime minister netanyahu, wolf, put out a statement saying all signs are leading to iran, his defense minister just spoke to reporters a short time ago. let's take a listen to what he said. >> this is clearly a terrorist attack initiated by hezbollah, hamas, jihad or any other group under the terror of iran or other radical muslim g
. [laughter] that is one. i used to congress on your corner. hear you say, i'm going to do this. it is the most intimate form of government. they did not hear your message about the telephone. [laughter] let me say this. we are having -- this is a pet peeve so thank you. this discussion about all that matters is tax rate is ridiculous. i cut upper head tax rates by 50% and by the time my term is out, we will eliminate it. tax breaks matter. -- tax rates matter. but any business person will also tell you the quality of a workforce matters. can they get goods and services efficiently? is government transparent? this year, we had 147 business places on the books. we had more than l.a., phoenix, and philadelphia combined. we massively consolidated them down to 43. i do not like you focusing on city hall. i want you focusing on your customer. my favorite example of this consolidation was if you buy a dog, they need a license. if he so the caller, you need another license. if you want to offer the service of watching the dog, you need another license. i was just looking for a kid to b
's disappointing overall and even more troubling for african-americans. plus, a u.s. veteran who lost both legs in iraq now embroiled in a rather nasty house race against an incumbent who first suggested she's not a true war hero. tammy duckworth is here in "the situation room" to respond. >>> also, a millionaire's apparent suicide just seconds after he's convicted of arson. what may have caused this shocking end to a life seemingly spinning out of control? >>> and great white shark spottings heightened. fears along the cape cod area. our own brian todd is on a boat with experts trying to track them down. i'm wolf blitzer, you're in "the situation room." >>> right now a disappointing jobs report kicks off day two of president obama's bus tour into overdrive and arms his opponent, mitt romney, with new political ammunition to use against him. look at this. unemployment is stuck at 8.2%. and only 80,000 jobs added in june. the numbers are even worse when you look at minorities. we're covering all sides of this dramatic political story. our own dan lothian and dana bash, they are both standing by
overdrive and arms his opponent, mitt romney, with new political ammunition to use against him. look at this. unemployment is stuck at 8.2%. and only 80,000 jobs added in june. the numbers are even worse when you look at minorities. we're covering all sides of this dramatic political story. our own dan lothian and dana bash, they are both standing by live. but first cnn's poppy harlow breaks down the numbers. >> hi there, wolf. i think the headline for this jobs report is disappointing. only 80,000 jobs created in the month of june. unemployment stays at 8.2%. we need to be creating somewhere between 300,000 and 400,000 jobs a month pretty consistently to bring that rate down. issues here 12.7 million americans still unemployed in this country. 5.4 million of them have been out of work for six months or longer. the longer you're out of work, the longer it takes you to find a job. that is a problem. also very key here. 2.5 million people are not counted in this unemployment rate at all. they can work, but they have stopped looking for work. so they're not counted in the unemploy
and from angie's list, angie hicks and congressman elijah cummings will be joining us. "starting point" begins right now. >> welcome, we start with breaking news this morning, word of a suspicious item being investigated. it was found under a parked car near the u.s. embassy in oslo, norway. we're going to bring you more information as it becomes available to us. but we're told right now that they are investigating what they are calling a suspicious item, no better description than the word item right now it is being investigated. we know it was under a car and that's about it. we'll continue to follow this for more information on that. a wild day in london from extreme disappoint to a golden moment for an american teenager, we start though with a 16-year-old chinese swimmer who did one lap faster than ryan lochte. it's raising doping suspicions. atika schubert is live in london. >> reporter: it was an incredible performance, she basically won at the 400 meter individual medley with stunning speed. she was literally for the last 50 meters faster than the u.s. gold winner in the same ev
in afghanistan. and just how involved should we get in syria's civil war. one lawmaker accusing the u.s. of not doing enough. >> syria, launching large scale war games an apparent warning to outsiders. do not intervene in the uprising against president assad's rule, but as new and deadly violence raged today in syria, lawmakers at home argue the u.s. is not doing enough to stop the bloodshed. >> my question is to the secretary of state and to the the president of the united states, how many more have to die before we take action to help these people? >> tonight, president assad's new accusations against america as the crisis escalates. >> and you could be hours away from losing the internet. the fbi leading the charge to get you to take action on your computer before midnight. >> also, we might not be able to get there yet, but nasa says here is the next best thing. the most spectacular pictures of mars ever taken. >> i'm harris falkner, we begin tonight with new reaction to the nation's latest jobless numbers, friending president obama's recovery efforts after the labor department's la
. both of those places the u.s. in fifth place, a big disappoint, china came first and japan won the silver after a recount and britain, the surprise out of all of this won the bronze. the first time for 100 years. >> john orozco known for sticking landings and doing clean landings. let's talk about missy franklin and michael phelps. >> reporter: this is what everybody is looking forward to. he has the opportunity to become the world's greatest o limb pea yan an. >> if he can win a medal at the 200 meter butterfly, he'll be tied for 18 medals, the most any one individual athlete has won. he then has a second chance at the men's 100 meter freestyle. if he wins a medal there, he will have surpassed that goal and officially become the world's greatest olympian. missy franklin, known as the new phelps, she has won a gold and bronze and now we're looking to see whether she can also win a gold in today's 200 meter. high hopes running on her. she hasn't done well in the run-up. >> thanks, atika, jealous of you getting to see all of that in person. in a couple of minutes we'lltic alicia
from the depths of ocean. it is all "happening now." jenna: hi, everybody, we're glad your with us on a very busy news day. i'm jenna lee. we have brand new fox news polls on the election, on the economy and who voters would like to see on the republican ticket with governor mitt romney. jon: i'm jon scott. 110 days until americans head to the polls. what are we thinking about the state the race and issues affecting it right now? first when asked whether the obama administration has made the economy better or worse, 37% of respondents say the president's policies have made the economy better. that is a seven-point drop from march. meanwhile those who say the economy has gotten worse, jumping seven points over that same period to 49%. look at the head-to-head race. the president with a razor thin lead over governor romney. nearly unchanged from a year ago. that is not all these polls tell us. erin mcpike is national political reporter for "real clear politics" and joins us now. erin, see if you can explain that. you have more people saying the president and his policies have made th
. agriculture secretary tom vilsack will join us from his crisis meeting with the president. >>> tipping point in syria. three of assad's top defense officials are killed in bombings in damascus. >> this is a situation that is rapidly spreading out of control. >>> plus, bush unplugged. 43 on life then and now. >> eight years was awesome, and you know, i was famous and i was powerful, but i have no desire for fame and power anymore. >>> and jon stewart defends the boss against the brits. >> you keep your voice down! ♪ >> keep it down! >> the queen is never coming to new jersey. >> jon stewart is from new jersey. good day, i'm andrea mitchell live in new york today. in our daily fix, the romney campaign is escalating its attacks opt obama with a new ad and in ohio, where the candidate will be campaigning later today, but the romney offensive still hasn't quieted a growing chorus of republicans calling on romney to release his tax returns. chris cillizza is an msnbc contributor and managing editor of post politics.com, mr. fix. well, this whole tax return issue is not going away. mitt romney ha
that chris christie will not be the running mate? >> the first thing it tells us is that chris christie isn't going to be the running mate. look, i think what it tells us is they understand that chris christie is a powerful force within this party. he is someone who kind of has the charisma, the zeal that mitt romney to be frank lacks. i think they want to elevate chris christie. one other thing about chris christie i think gets lost in this, he is the speak truth to power guy, the i'm going to tell it how it is. he is also a governor elected in 2009 in a blue state. let's not lose sight of that, either, the messaging it sends that republicans can and do win in states that tend to go to democrats on the presidential level. assuming that jamie's reporting is right, i have no reason to believe it isn't -- >> jamie's reporting is always dead on. take it from me. >> i believe that christie is an intriguing and probably a great pick. i think he's going to draw a huge amount of attention and he will use this, christie will use this i think to launch himself even higher in kind of the national str
and discussion on defense appropriations. they will be coming in in just a minute. thank you for joining us today on "washington journal." [captioning performed by national captioning institute] [captions copyright national cable satellite corp. 2012] from government was there in the wee hours of the morning when we were doing our regular jobs at the same time working to start our business. small businesses operate in a world of bottom lines washington knows very little about. unlike washington, they don't have the luxury to deficit spend, print more money or profess as, quote, spending cuts, lower than anticipated growth. when the president claimed the american system allowed the askess to thrive, he made a dangerous -- allowed the success to thrive, he made a dangerous error. it does not permit them to drive. that language suggests government is a benefactor possessing the authority to give or take the blessings of open commerce as it sees fit. no, government does not allow you to thrive. government, when it operates in its constitutional capacity, does not object -- obstruct your thriving. ask
viewers like you. thank you. >> brown: the troubles with the u.s. economy-- and the possible fallout-- were on full display today. a task force report told of states facing ever-deeper budget holes. but the chairman of the federal reserve withheld any promise of immediate help. ben bernanke came before the senate banking committee acknowledging that the economy has suffered a series of setbacks. a slump in hiring and job growth, a slow down in manufacturing activity can reduce spending by consumers. while fighting the trend, the fed chair would not commit on if or when the central bank might act again to boost growth. >> we're looking very carefully at the economy, trying to judge whether or not the loss of moment actual we've seen recently -- momentum we've seen recently is enduring and whether or not the economy will make progress to lower unemployed and more satisfactory labor market conditions. if that does not occur, obviously we have to consider additional steps. >> senators from the two parties pushed bernanke in opposing directions. tennessee republican said the fed should ta
, that the progress that we're making is moving us forward. >> wow, i don't know if she's on vacation in new hampshire or on mars, i can't figure it out, but the fact of the matter is, people are not better off today than they were three or four years ago. >> harris: yus just a reminder, only four more monthly reports on jobs left before the november elections, four more chances for president obama to try to prove the economy is on the rebound. steve centanni is live in washington with more reaction, and the issue is sticking around as we head into a new week, how is the obama administration defending itself in the wake of the dismal numbers? >> thing we're going in the right direction, more jobs are added in the private sector, but acknowledging at the same time not enough jobs are created and we still have a long way to go. >> we saw on friday that our economy is growing and we're adding jobs. the president believes that-- >> not enough jobs. >> we're not growing fast enough and we're not adding enough jobs. >> and what's the argument, after four years, what is then the argument that. >> well. >> re
and that they can basically get weapons and money into syria from that... from the turkish area. so for us it made sense to get a sense of hue who the rebels are to spend time in the region they control instead of trying to cower and hide and go with them undercover from place to place to be in this swath of towns and villages that they control. rough where you have they are relatively safe. free from government assault on a regular basis? >> at this time. if you were to try to look at the map and say "where exactly do the rebels control? everyday it changes a bit, it morphs and changes. on the edges of the area they control the government might take a town back. there was one town when we were there that switched hands between the government and the rebels four times. why? because the government realizes that this border area is important to the rebels. they realize it is a buffer zone and they are trying to regain control but obviously government's army is stretched and its priorities are elsewhere: namely damascus and aleppo. >> woodruff: tell us about the rebels you met. you talked to a number
kidnapped in that area this year. elise labott has been following the developments for us from jordan. she joins us by phone. elise, what is different would you say about this kidnapping compared to the others that we've reported on before? >> reporter: well, randi, in the past a lot of these kidnappings were about money. a lot of them were trying to make a little extra money. what they would do is kidnap americans or other westerners for ransom. and a short period of time they were released. this time they have some very specific demands. they have some relatives detained recently in alexandra on drug charges and they want them released in exchange for releasing these americans. >> so will the state department, will anybody in the u.s. government negotiate with them? >> reporter: well, that's not really u.s. policy, randi, to negotiate with kidnappers or terrorists. and also this is about egyptian law. the egyptian authorities are working on this issue with trying to negotiate the release, not really clear whether they would let these relatives go. but the u.s. is really leaving it in the
other signs of trouble. they tell us that the suspected shooter passed a background check and had excellent academic credentials. even got a government grant to help pay his tuition. tonight, investigators are reportedly looking whether the suspect used our tax dollars to purchase his weapons. team fox coverage continues. adam housley at the crime scene aurora, colorado this afternoon. the prosecutors in this case have not said much of anything. but police said that a suspicious package showed up at that university, right? >> yeah, shepard. in fact, the university has been watching things very closely since friday. we know they shut down the two research facilities where james worked. they brought in bomb dogs. they told everyone who worked there when they came back to work on monday that anything they weren't expecting. if they found any packages, anything kind of odd to notify authorities. that's what happened today two. different packages that showed that up people that worked there weren't expecting. they brought in the bomb robot and bomb squad. they withdrew it meticulously
that is where you are no longer going to use it. now you could still use the argument and you hear that argument more often on the republican side which is just sort of let them all slaughter each other, and without a great consideration of the strategic calculations in the middle east because it's sort of like the middle east, just go away. so, i think that is also a pretty powerful again, i would emphasize -- emphasize if you had to write now put your finger on something that would change the dynamic here, that has to be turkey. turkey. i think, i think professor -- professor, president obama's out of this one unless you see something happen in turkey or if you just see the slaughter accelerate at such a rate that we are more or less obliged to do something. it's possible that if the fsa could get ahold of aleppo and declared a free city to set up an opposition government in aleppo and figure out some way how to stop the armor, the artillery and the planes from driving them out at least for a while, that you could rapidly change the dynamic. and it would certainly be, it would certainly be an
in a suburb of the u.s. city denver. a gunman open fire at the movie theater in aurora, colorado. police say 12 people are dead and 50 others are wounded. they've arrested a suspect. the shooting happened after midnight. people were watching the premiere of the new batman movie "the dark knight rises." police say the suspect held at least two guns. a local radio station reports he was wearing a gas mask and sent off a smoke or tear gas bomb. emergency crews have rushed the wounded to the hospital. the injured include those who got hurt while trying to escape from the theaters. this theater attack comes on the heels of a shooting in alabama earlier this week that wounded 17 people. >>> anti-government forces in syria are gaining more ground in the cam pab pain -- campaign to topple president bashar al assad's regime. they have been fighting on a number of fronts in the central part of the country and in the capital damascus. now they've seized several border crossings. the anti-government forces say they've taken control of some positions on the border with turkey. online video shows oppositi
report about the same time we do. >> cbs new legal analyst jack ford is with us now. jack, this is not -- these are not legal findings not a criminal investigation but it still stands to have a major impact. what do you see it being? >> it is important. you have to realize, as you said, it's not a legal document. it has no force of law behind it. it's not an indictment. some states allow grand juries to offer up what are often called presentations, which can be criticisms of government entities or individuals. it's none of that. it's essentially a private individual doing an exhaustive investigation, as we heard from armen and saying here's what went wrong and here are things. what it is really is a roadmap. it's going to allow penn state and anyone else interested including the victims and their lawyers to find out who did what and who knew what when and who didn't do certain things. but it's going to give penn state a roadmap to say here's what you need to do to make sure it doesn't happen again. >> who do they go after? the university and joe patern
, average wages declining and leads us down this long and winding road to grim, grim news, coming out of the far east this morning. >> it is. >> the sun continues to set on the american empire. here it is again, singapore, dateline, singapore, the 7-eleven in singapores, not in america, singapore only, you've heard of the slurpee machine in singapore the mashed potato and gravy machine. you put a little cup under, hit a button, mixes hot water with a powder, spits out mashed potatoes and pours chicken gravy you can take on the go. >> coming soon to singapore, obesity. >> where were we? john kennedy why england slept. i'm going to why america slept. >> thanks. >> that puts -- >> that's disgusting. you would love that. i could see you eating that. >> i want that. sad day. >> front page of "usa today" melissa my mayer, the talk of the town. at a conference with the national journal with valerie jarrett talking about it because she's pregnant and she's going to be the ceo and she says, i'd like to stay in the rhythm of things. my maternity leave will be a few weeks long and i'll work thro
joe" this morning, we have tes hello to ashley. she is leaving us. this is her last day on the rev. she puts it altogether. she is the star. when you have a staff, dedicated staff of three people, it's difficult to lose one of them, especially one as great as ashley. she gets here at midnight, stays late every day to make the show possible. ashley, we love you. >> thank you. >> we will miss you. >> thank you. >> how about it for ashley, guys. >> thank you. >> thank you, ashley. "morning joe" starts right now. >>> i'm so tired of the president of the united states with the awesome seal that he gets to go around with, pointing, trying to create divisions, trying to punish people rhetorically for the hard work that will restore american greatness. the current president of the united states, i think, doesn't get it. he said on monday, i think right before he came here to this part of ohio, he said, in virginia, if you've got a business, you didn't build that. somebody else made it happen. that was kind of like saying that the private sector is doing pretty good. it's the economy that's
this weekend. watching the forecast for us, meteorologist justin, the heatwave taking up most of the nation's weather map. >> that's right. of course we expect hot temperatures this time of the year heading into week two of summer officially. we don't like to see this much heat, temperatures breaking records from denver, colorado eastbound to atlanta, georgia up into the upper 100s this afternoon. a clash of the air masses has fueled these giant clusters of storms. yesterday's cluster historic. these have been rolling quickly east and southeast cooler to the north warmth and humidity to the south, clash of the air masses dangerous recipe for severe weather. >> harris: we heard our correspondent in colorado saying cooler temperatures helped. not everybody is as hot as everybody else right now. >> that's right. the core of the heat is centered across the plain states slicing throughout the deep south. we will see some of this heat retreat and build back into the front rages not good news also aided by low relative humidity and dry thunderstorms. we need the rain throughout colorado and new me
in a suburb of the u.s. city denver. a gunman opened fire at a movie theater in aurora, colorado. police say 12 people are dead and 40 others are wounded. they've arrested a suspect. the shooting happed after midnight. people were watching the premiere o oththnenebabaan movie "theheararknight ris reses popoce say the s spepe held at lelet t o guns. a local rarao o ation reportrthe was wearing g gagamask and set off a smoke e t tr r s bomb. ergency crewewhaha rushed the e wowoded to the h hpipil.l. the injurereininude those whwh gogohuhu while trying totoscsce from the t tatat. is theater attacaccomes ononhehe heels s a ahohoininin alabama eaeaieiethis week thth w wndnd 17 people. >>> anti-government forces in syria are gaining more ground in their campaign to topple president bashar al assad's regime. they have been fighting on a number of fronts in the central part of the country and in the capital damascus. now they've seized several border crossings. the anti-government forces say they've taken control of some positions on the border with turkey. online video shows opposition members de
will cut to news of a tragedy that reminds us of all the ways that we are united as one american family. by now, many of you know or have heard that a few miles outside of denver in a town called aurora, at least 12 people were killed when a gunman opened fired in a movie theater. dozens more are being treated for injuries at a local hospital. some of the victims are being treated at eight children's hospital. we are still gathering all of the facts about what happened in iraq. what we know is that police have one suspect in custody and the federal government stands ready to do what ever is necessary to bring war is irresponsible for this crime to justice. ring who ever is responsible for this crime to justice. i had the chance to speak with the mayor of colorado to express on behalf of myself, michelle, and the entire american family of who heartbroken we are. even as we learned how this happened and who is responsible, we may never understand what les anyone to terrorize their fellow human beings like this. such violence, such evil is senseless. it is beyond reason. while we may never
you did it! >> steve: he is so going to kill us later on today. >> gretchen: i can hardly wait. >> eric: now turn in your man card for having someone videotape you on one knee. right? >> steve: sean, that's great. we've got a surprise for sean in the after the show show. so log right on right now. see you back here tomorrow. bill: nice show, guys. good morning, everybody. 9:00 in new york and a very dangerous game of chicken on capitol hill. with the already very fragile economy hanging in the balancep democrats warning they're ready to take the nation over the so-called fiscal cliff. we're going to lock arms, are we? good morning i'm bill hemmer. welcome to "america's newsroom". martha: trying to picture a game of chicken on capitol hill. bill: chicken on the hill. martha: chicken on a stick. good morning, everybody, i'm martha maccallum. you have democrats warning about looming defense cuts and expiring bush-era tax rates. they say they won't bush if the republicans won't bend. watch this. >> i will absolutely continue this debate into 2013 rather than lock in a long term dea
john barrasso, we'll talk to him about that. he joins us live later this hour. stay tuned. 35 minutes away on that. martha: boy, owl eyes when it comes to the economy today is on one place. that is fed chief ben bernanke. he will testify before congress. that starts in less than an hour. he will talk about the state of the u.s. economy and all of the recent numbers that we've seen point to a slowdown recurring in the u.s. economy. the big question will the fed intervene in any way? they don't have a whole lot of tools left in their tool box. we'll hear from the fed chief. his tone will be a big indication perhaps how the markets go this morning and what the reaction is to that. we're getting another indicator on the u.s. economy. it came out moments ago. labor department reported that consumer prices remain flat last month, held down chiefly by cheaper gas prices. seen them at the pump as they have been up having down over the past month or so. a speech by president obama give the other day stirred a lot of debate in the business community. we want to ask this gentleman about that, fo
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